Authorities in New Zealand arrested on Tuesday ten alleged leaders of a recently established local chapter of the international motorcycle gang “The Mongols” - a conclusion to a lengthy anti-organized crime operation.
In the largest restraint of funds in New Zealand’s history, the country’sAsset Recovery Unit froze on Monday NZD$140 million (US$91.12 million) from a company owned by Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen wanted by the US and France for laundering billions and by Russia for stealing millions.
In the biggest bust for the state of Queensland–and the third largest in Australia–police seized 766 kilograms of pure MDMA powder on Tuesday and charged six people in connection with the case, including two UK citizens.
Australian and Irish police have exposed a major drug trafficking network involving one of Ireland’s most notorious crime groups – the Kinahan cartel. The two-years long operation has led to the arrests of four Irish in Australia and New Zealand, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.
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